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Colombia Legalizes Medical Cannabis

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Today, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos signed a decree legalizing medical marijuana.

Medical marijuana patients in Colombia can now obtain licenses allowing them to possess and grow cannabis.

This is a big step on the way to decriminalizing the use and production of cannabis for everyone.

Colombia has been at the forefront of the worldwide War on Drugs, pushed by the US, contributing to a decades long civil war in that country. Rebels and drug cartels have made hundreds of billions of dollars selling marijuana, cocaine and more recently heroin and meth. The War on Drugs has only increased their… Continue reading

Grow On: 30 Years of Sensi Seeds!

Congratulations to Sensi Seeds and Ben Dronkers on their 30th Anniversary!

Sensi Seeds, one of the oldest seedbanks still in existence is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a special exhibition, “Grow On: 30 Years of Sensi Seeds!” in their Hash Marihuana Cáñamo & Hemp Museum in Barcelona.

Founded in 1985 by Ben Dronkers, Sensi Seeds became the largest cannabis genetic seed bank in the world, enabling recreational and medicinal growers alike to get access to the highest quality of cannabis genetics.

From the late seventies until the mid-eighties, Dutch philanthropist Ben Dronkers traveled the world, seeking out the best… Continue reading

DEA Director Calls Medical Marijuana a “Joke”

Join the discussion: DEA Chief Says Medical Marijuana Is a ‘Joke’

Apparently, to be the head of the Drug Enforcement Agency, you must ignore Science and believe that marijuana has no medicinal value and is as bad as heroin. The interim DEA Director, Chuck Rosenberg, has now called medical marijuana a “joke”.

Chuck Rosenberg - Interim Director of the DEA

What really bothers me is the notion that marijuana is also medicinal — because it’s not.” We can have an intellectually honest debate about whether we should legalize something that is bad and dangerous, but don’t call it medicine — that is a joke…. There are pieces of marijuana — extracts or constituents or component parts — that have great promise” medicinally, he said. “But if you talk about smoking the leaf of marijuana — which is what people are talking about when they talk about medicinal marijuana — it has never been shown to be safe or effective as a medicine.

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Emerald Cup 2015 December 12 & 13

The Emerald Cup, Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa, CA December 12 & 13, 2015

Here we are again, it’s Harvest! And December’s big west coast cannabis festival is looming just over the horizon, just past Thanksgiving in the midst of the holiday season, Santa Rosa County Fairgrounds is the place to be on December 12 and 13. This description from their website sums it up nicely:

From its small beginnings in Laytonville over a decade ago, The Emerald Cup has proven itself to be “The Definitive Cup for the Fall Harvest.” The Emerald Cup has transformed into not only a… Continue reading